Karl Heine is the founder and Solutionist at creativeplacement, a talent recruitment firm dedicated to packaging, interactive, print and advertising professionals in the greater New York metro area. He has more than twenty-five years in the field of creative professional recruitment and in the cultivation and development of all levels of talent for brands, agencies, design firms and corporations.
Karl currently teaches Business Practices and Ethics at SASD, University of Bridgeport and is a practicing designer recognized by industry competitions and publications including FPO, Communication Arts Magazine, Felt & Wire, and the Dieline.
In addition to teaching, Karl lectures frequently at design-focused institutions and industry associations, including Pratt, SVA, RISD, FIT, AIGA, Creative Circus, Syracuse University and Carnegie Mellon. He was a founding Board Member of the AIGA Metro-North Chapter (now Brand Central), board member of the Connecticut Art Directors Club from 1995–2000 and 2005–2008, and remains an active member of AIGA/NY, TDC, ADC, One Club and Material ConneXion.
He is the co-founder of PUSH workshops and kHyal + Karl.